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Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
international airport. government troops have responded with air strikes on aleppo and the capital damascus. opposition activists say more than 50 people died in the latest fighting. >>> a man has attacked people in the u.s. pacific territory of guam with a knife. local police say he killed two people and he wounded at least 12 other people, 11 of them japanese. the man reportedly slammed his car into a shop in the busy tourist district of tumon. then he started attacking people. hospital officials say the two dead were japanese women. they say the wounded include an 8-month-old baby and a 3-year-old child. fire officials say three people died. police say they've detained a 21-year-old american resident of guam. >>> japanese exporters and stock investors have seen the decline of the yen and have cheered it on, but today they're seeing a different picture. ai uchida too has been following the yen for us. so what can you tell us? >> well, catherine, group of seven leaders, nations have been just talking about currencies, and actually, they've even released a statement. and since then
PBS
Feb 13, 2013 7:00pm PST
strongholds in neighboring india. a long-running civil war between myanmar's previous military government and ethnic minorities has restricted access to most of the former battle zones. >>> japan's meteorological agency has developed a new alert system to warn of tsunami after very powerful earthquakes. the news comes before the second anniversary of the quake and tsunami that devastated northeastern japan. the magnitude 9 earthquake on march 11, 2011 was initially estimated at just 7.9. the agency then issued alerts for tsunamis that proved far smaller than those that pummeled the area. that warning system was designed to issue tsunami alerts three minutes after quakes of up to around magnitude 8. the new system can detect magnitude 8 or stronger earthquakes. the agency will now be able to issue warnings for massive tsunami and urge evacuation without saying how big they might be. >> translator: we want to keep improving the system so that we can issue useful and reliable alerts. >> the system will go into operation on march 7th. >>> patients with spinal cord injuries typically lose movement
WHUT
Feb 13, 2013 7:30am EST
government's economic stimulus measures as a reason. the weaker yen was also another factor here. when asked about their stance on the wrong going annual wage negotiations, none of the respondents said that they are considering a raise in base salaries or bonus payments. seven firms said they may even reduce bonuses. another company said it's actually considering a wage cut. an executive of toshiba explains why firms are cautious about wage hikes. >> translator: the yen's decline and stock market's advance started from the end of last year. they have brightened prospects, but they are not yet actually reflected in the company's performance. >> he went on to say that they had to compete in the global markets while dealing with a power shortage, heavy corporate taxes and also labor restrictions. >>> let's move on to the markets now and let's see what's going on in europe. trading there has been a pretty tight range. many investors refraining from big bets as they tended to run out of some fresh cues. we have a mixed picture developing. london's ftse 100 is lower by .2%. gains for the fra
WHUT
Feb 12, 2013 7:30am EST
north korean authorities issued a warning. he says they notified the u.s. and chinese governments on monday that they would go forward with the test. >>> officials in china's foreign ministry issued a statement strongly protesting the test. they criticize their allies and pyongyang for ignoring repeated calls to abandon their plans. nhk world reports from beijing. >> reporter: chinese leaders have made it clear that they oppose the test. communist leader says he wants the key reyan peninsula to be stable. north korea may be a traditional ally but chinese leaders say the nuclear program as a threat to their national security. but they also oppose tougher sanctions. they believe joining the u.s., japan and other countries in pushing for more sanctions would further isolate the north. at the same time, north korean leaders have not responded to china's call for an early resumption of the six-party talks on the north's nuclear program. the talks have been stalled for more than four years. chinese officials maintain that the talks are the only way to achieve a peaceful and nonnuclear kore
WHUT
Feb 15, 2013 7:30am EST
economic strategy called for grievance tear easing and more government spending. in the past three months, abe's policies have resulted in an almost 30% rise of japanese share prices. and the yen has fallen about 15% against the dollar, boosting japan's exports. the major economic powers have closely watched these developments. some g-20 leaders such as germany's finance minister are worried that japan may be using its monetary and fiscal policies to devalue utes currency and boost exports. group of several countries issued an emergency statement earlier this week. they affirm government policies should not target interest rates. >> translator: it's important to make it clear to the world so that there will be no misunderstanding, we can't have an unnecessary miscommunication affecting the global economy. >> reporter: at the g-20 meeting, it was explained that japan has no intention of manipulating interest rates. he wants to get the message across that policymakers are only trying to pull the country out of depression. amid the fwlobl economy developments in japan are the focus. many eco
WHUT
Feb 19, 2013 7:30am EST
, but president north koreans did it anyway. now some people in china want their government to rethink their relationship. here's more from beijing. >> reporter: north korea conducted the nuclear test while people in china were celebrating the lunar new year. a spokesperson for china's foreign ministry criticized the action. >> translator: we have released a strong statement regarding north korea's nuclear test. we have made it clear that china is resolutely opposed to this kind of action. >> reporter: this footage was shot in a city in northeast china. people can be seen strolling and going about their business across the border in north korea. the close proximity of the two countries raises concerns in china that its neighbor's nuclear program could undernine security. xi jinping has opposed the nuclear tests. he discussed peace and security on the korean peninsula with a special envoy from south korea. he said china continues to maintain that eliminating nuclear arms and prevents per forrations of mass weapons. >> translator: china should be tougher on north korea. nuclear w
PBS
Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
the syrian government and opposition forces. opposition leaders recently agreed to talk with the administration of president bashar al-assad. he said he met syrian national coalition leader and other opposition leaders on monday. >> the chairman of the coalition has offered to enter into a dialogue with the government, not as a whole but of selected people whose hands are not soaked with blood. >> he said opposition leaders are considering the proposal seriously, and he believes it's anmportant step. the arab league chiefs warned that syrians are struggling to secure food and shelter amid the prolonged fighting. he said the international community needs to cooperate to stop the violence. >>> myanmar was a bloody battleground during world war ii. historians and archeologists had little opportunity to explore that wartime history during decades of military rule. but democratic reforms have created a more open attitude. now an effort has begun to search for the remains of japanese soldiers. nhk world has more. >> reporter: the former japanese army invaded india across the border wit
PBS
Feb 18, 2013 7:00pm PST
. >> experts say government officials and business leaders must act. they are calling for tighter controls on vehicle exhausts and devices for reducing factory pollution. >>> people in japan have been worried about the air blowing in from china. researchers are working on an early warning system. officials will collect data from around the country every hour and issue warnings as necessary. they are drafting safety guidelines for dealing with smog. they are considering stricter guidelines for children and people with chronic heart or lung conditions. the officials say they want to finalize the guidelines next week. >>> naval officers from mainly asia pacific kcountries have gathered in japan to discussion security. it's aimed at promoting mutual understanding in the region. on monday 15 officers took part at japan's maritime defense college in tokyo. they represent 15 countries including japan, the u.s., south kor korea, china and australia. they hope the participants can discuss each nation's interest. >> translator: china's participation has great effect considering the timing o
PBS
Feb 11, 2013 7:00pm PST
policies have been given a thumbs up by the u.s. government. she supports japan's economic policy as a way to keep the nation on a firm recovery path. she endorsed the abe administration's bold monetary easing and fiscal spending measures. her approval came with a warning regarding the recent weaker yen she said advanced countries should allow markets to determine exchange rates and weaken the currencies to their advantage. a common spot u.s. treasury push the yen lower. it rose to the highest level in two years and nine months. that's on expectations the bank of japan will take additional easing measures. the dollar yen is changing hands at 94.33 and 35. the yen is now being quoted at 126.41 to 46. let's look at how the yen slide is affecting stocks. tokyo share prices are sharply higher following two days of declines. market players say car makers and other exports are benefitting from the slide. the nikkei is up 2.54% from friday's close. south korean's kospi is up about .1 of a japan's fiscal and monetary policies are likely to be key topics of monetary meetings. japanese finance m
PBS
Feb 15, 2013 7:00pm PST
speeches by senior government leaders. number two leader praised kim jong-il for having promoted development of nuclear weapons. he said the test this week was a fair response to a u.s. violation of north korea's legitimate right to launch a satellite. and he said the army and the people will step up their fight to defend the country's sovereignty. >>> researchers in the united states believe north korea could be preparing a new missile launch. their analysis is based on recent satellite photos of a launch site in the northeast of the country. researchers at johns hopkins university looked at images of the launch site in musudan-ri. they compared photos taken in january with shots from three months earlier. the photos show a crane pointing in a different direction. part of the launchpad has been cleared of snow. the researchers say this activity could point to another missile test. the researchers also report that a new launchpad is being upgraded. they say it's being fitted with three large fuel tanks and a flame trench cover to protect large rockets from exhaust gases. they not
WHUT
Feb 14, 2013 7:30am EST
won't bend to pressure from the u.s. government and adds north koreans are ready for new sanctions and even war. >>> japan's self-defense force personnel were transported aboard osprey aircraft in a joint drill with u.s. marines. it's the first time the sdf used the tilt row or the aircraft. about 280 sdf members are engaged in a landing exercise in california along with 500 u.s. marines. 50 of them flew in aircraft from a u.s. navy vessel to show. they disembarked with the marines in advance of checking the route. japanese officials say they will examine the possibility of introducing the osprey for use by the sdf. they deployed 12 osprey last year but communities protest about the aircraft's safety. >>> asian delegates met in tokyo on thursday to discuss financial asis the answer for pakistan. nhk world's tokomoto kamata has more. >> reporter: japanese foreign officials want to show the international community that not only the west but also asia wants to contribute to the middle east peace process. representatives from asean countries including south korea, thailand, indonesia a
KCSMMHZ
Feb 18, 2013 6:00am PST
monitoring pollution coming from china. about 150 representatives of local governments and the environment industry in tokyo met to set up a task force, planning to share information on the problem and discuss preventive measures. ministry officials said they need more observation points to detect minute pollutants called pm 2.5. they are found in exhaust and factory smoke. the ministry is drawing up guidelines on protecting people's health if the density of pm 2.5 rises. >> translator: it's close to china. people there are increasingly concerned about the issue. we want the central government to discuss the matter and clearly show us the results as soon as possible. >> authorities in tokyo and osaka have started to provide pollution data online. >>> naval officers from mainly asian pacific countries have gathered in japan to discuss security it is aimed at promoting mutual understanding in the region. on monday 15 officers took part in an opening ceremony at japan's maritime staff college in tokyo. they represent 15 countries, including japan, the u.s., south korea, china, and australia.
KCSMMHZ
Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
infrastructure development. the government is harrowing to discharge channels, but local residents are reluctant to give their consent. >> translator: public officials are negotiated with told me that the local government would pay less than half the price i wanted. so i told them i'm not selling the land. >> the indonesian government wants to attract more investment from abroad. it needs to further developing infrastructure in and around the capital to give companies confidence that their factories will be safe next raining season. nhk world, jakarta. >> that wraps up our bulletin. >>> emerging economic powers still struggling with property. emboldened citizens still demanding democracy. the threat of violence, the push for peace, the shadow of conflict. get news and insight on south and southeast asia every weekday live from bangkok, only on nhk world "newsline." >>> the repercussions from the hostage crisis in algeria last month continued to be felt around the world. and nowhere is that more true than in japan. of the 39 foreigners who died, 10 were japanese nationals. their dea
KCSMMHZ
Feb 14, 2013 6:00am PST
destroying enemy strongholds. it says leaders in pyongyang won't bend to pressure from the u.s. government and adds north koreans are ready for new sanctions and even war. >>> japan's self-defense force personnel were transported aboard an osprey aircraft in a joint drill with u.s. marines. it's the first time the sdf used the tilt rotor aircraft. about 280 sdf members are engaged in a landing exercise in california along with 500 u.s. marines. 50 of them flew in aircraft from a u.s. navy vessel to shore. they disembarked with the marines in advance of checking the route. japanese defense ministry officials say they will examine the possibility of introducing the osprey for use by the sdf. they deployed 12 osprey last year in okinawa last year but local communities continue to protest about the aircraft's safety. >>> asian delegates met in tokyo on thursday to discuss financial assistance for palestine. nhk world's tomoko kamata has more. >> reporter: through the gathering, japanese foreign ministry officials want to show the international community that not only the west but also asia wan
KCSMMHZ
Feb 19, 2013 6:00am PST
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." japanese government officials are looking to their counterparts in china to help contain north korea and punish it. a senior diplomat has travelled to beijing for discussions. north korean authorities conducted an underground nuclear test last week, and they're threatening more action. the head of the foreign affairs will head to china. japanese diplomats say he'll call on the chinese to help adopt a new u.n. security council resolution, authorizing more sanctions against north korea. he's also expected to ask to persuade north korean authorities not to conduct anymore nuclear or missile tests. the problem is chinese leaders urge their allies to hold off on the test, but president north koreans did it anyway. now some people in china want their government to rethink their relationship. here's more from beijing. >> reporter: north korea conducted the nuclear test while people in china were celebrating the lunar new year. a spokesperson for china's foreign ministry criticized the action. >> translator: we have released a strong statemen
KCSMMHZ
Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
: south korean government officials were forced to respond. they condemned them for conducting the test deliberately. the president-elect park met with the outgoing president. the two leaders pledged they will not give into any provications. they also say defense matters will be handed over to the new administration. north korean officials have shown no will to change their course of action. south koreans must come up with something more than enduring the restless days ahead. park will find this issue high on her list of priorities in her upcoming five years as president. nhk world, seoul. >>> officials in chunina oechinn ministry issued a statement. nhk world reports from beijing. >> reporter: chinese leaders have made it clear that they oppose the test. communist leader says he wants the korean peninsula to be stable. north korea may be a traditional ally but chinese leaders say the nuclear program as a threat to their national security. but they also oppose tougher sanctions. they believe joining the u.s., japan and other countries in pushing for more sanctions would further iso
KCSMMHZ
Feb 11, 2013 6:00am PST
the diet. >>> japanese prime minister shinzo abe wants the government to do a better job managing risk at home and abroad. he's taking steps towards forming a council to help coordinate policies on diplomacy and national security. abe is gathering experts to figure out who should sit on the national security council and what roles they would play. former foreign ministry official and former head of the self-defense forces are among the experts on the planning panel. they will meet later this week. abe tried to form a national security council the first time he was prime minister. lawmakers didn't deliberate his bill. council would help government officials deal with events like last month's hostage siege in algeria. they had a hard time getting details as that crisis unfolded. members of the planning panel will try to figure out how to help leaders get information more easily. >>> and now here's the weather forecast. >>> people in brazil are enjoying one of the highlights of the country's annual four-day long party. the samba contest is under way at rio de janeiro's carnival. ♪
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